After a long bus to SF (at this point we're so used to it, it was a breeze), we were once again welcomed with open arms by our friend Amy and her awesome BF Trevor. On the way over we joked that every billboard was for an app or a startup, but it's no joke. They not only have an app for everything, everyone uses one to three apps to accomplish any daily task. Anyway, Amy and Trev offered us everything from a bed to a quinoa burger (aren't they the cutest!?) and on top of that, they took us on a hike to see the bridge and showed us the glory that is a Señor Sisig burrito.
While our hosts were off working, we got a chance to walk around the cute coffee shops in the Mission district and got some happy hour drinks in the North Beach area. In all honesty, was a little taken aback by 1. The cold. It's California. It shouldn't be so cold and cloudy right? and 2. The insane amount of homeless people on the streets. It's clearly an issue in SF and has been for a while.. hopefully someone comes up with an app that can help them! Regardless, I loved SF and would love to return soon to see more. (Hopefully when it's not so chilly out!)
While we were there we also got a chance to explore a bit of Oakland! My friend Yelena offered up some tips on where to go, and we met up with our friends Pablo and Loid there. We had a blast! It was almost like being back in Brooklyn with a bit of a Cali twist! And self-serve cucumber water at the bars.. yum!